are, Richard and Laurie Waller
The Other California
|Stories and or photos of our travels
||Waller Family History|
|California is thought of as crowded, as full of people roads and buildings. There is another California, a land area bigger than most states, empty or nearly empty of people. On these pages we are going to explore, the other California, both historically and currently. Check back, I will add to this site over time.||These essays and or photos are of trips outside the West
||Lionel Duncuff Waller my grandfather, came to California from Britain about 1907. He became a successful flowerseed grower. I am fascinated by he and his accomplishments. On these pages I have information on him, and our family history.|
|The Historic Sisquoc and Sespe Country||A Slide Show of our Cathar Trail 6 Days in France on Horseback.||Historical photos of Waller Flowerseed Company
|Point Reyes, essay||Photo Essay, Fort Churchill, Nevada
||Diary of Kern River Pack Trip 1934|
|San Luis Obispo County Wilderness Lands||In March 2002 we left our snowy Truckee home for 2.5 months sailing the Sea of Cortez
||The Santa Ynez River Canyon Cabins|
|Machesna Wilderness.||Ride and work party at South Fork Cabin, San Rafael Wilderness, Los Padres Forest||Waller Flowerseed Company History, slide show
|Santa Cruz Trail, Los Padres Forest||Rendezvous, 2013, Norco, CA||One Soldier's War, the wartime diary of John Waller, my father|
|Condor Trail, SLO Co.||Short
of Lionel Waller
|2009 Pack Trip into Dick Smith Wilderness, Madulce Camp, showing the effects of the Zaca Fire|
Spring Ride||BackCountry Horsemen Events and Rides
|Photos from a summer 2010 pack trip into the Little Kern River
|Jeep trip to Death Valley 2006
|The Dualsport Wildflower Trail
|Arroyo Grande,SLO, Prefumo Canyon, Avila Beach motorcycle loop
|Death Valley 2005, from our snowy home to DV
|Death Valley Jeep Trip
|Death Valley 2011
|Machesna Wilderness, Coyote Hole Trail
|A moto tour of the Sierra Madre Range
|A Spring ride on the moto, south San Luis Obispo Co.
|Spring CampnRide, 2013, Porter Ranch
|Trips and tales from Nevada and the West||
|Llama pack trip into the Table Mountain Wilderness||North Twin River Llama Trip
exploration of the scene and background
of a Nevada labor dispute, that resulted in a
massacre, near Eureka, Nevada, 1879
|Rambling around Nevada|
|Rimrocked in the Monitor Range|
|Manly and Rodgers did not walk out
of Death Valley over Rodgers Pass
|Fun Facts about our Public Lands||Horse packtrip into the upper Reese River|
|An Essay on "The Last of the Desert Frontiersmen."|
The Condor Trail North Section
and SloCrest Trail, the Western
Having covered the entire length of the project by various modes of transport, hiking, biking, packing, and chasing wild steers on the Chimineas at one end to gathering cows and calfs at the Bernardo ranch on the other it is hard for me to imagine a more diverse and precious landscape to traverse within the county. "Bruce Hilton, San Luis Obispo County Parks Commissioner
The SLOCREST Trailis a multiple use trail, when complete it will run from the sea at Morro Bay to the Carrizo Plains. The trail is currently being mapped and laid out. It will be located mostly on public land, but there will be a few sections of private land, gaining easements will be an ongoing process.
For maps and photos, please click on this link; SLOCREST Trail
|The Coast Range Trail
is a multiple use trail that will go from the Pacific Crest Trail in the Angeles National Forest to rejoin the PCT in the far north of California
Trail maps link
Our project is to create a trail along the crest of the Coast Range Morro Bay to the Carrizo Plains.
As was done with the initial planning for the PCT the trail will be a collection of existing trails and dirt roads with some trail building required. As the trail comes into existence there should be additional trail building to move the trail off of the roads.
Another problem to surmount is the private land which will need to be crossed. The PCT again offers lessons here. About 300 miles of the 2600 mile long PCT is located on Private land.
This trail will offer open up the vast wild lands that lie in central and eastern San Luis Obispo County.
Bruce Hilton, San Luis Obispo County Parks Commissioner
|This to me, sums up the
"New West", I like a few others was born a hundred years too late.
of Intrinsic Worth
that sandrock on Emmells Crick
But things are booming.
We've got this new school
® Wallace McRae. All Rights Reserved. From Things of Intrinsic Worth and Cowboy Curmudgeon and Other Poems by Wallace McRae.
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